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Title IX and Sex Discrimination
Title IX and Sex Discrimination

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."

Active Shooter Preparedness Resources

Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Because of this, individuals must be prepared to deal with an active shooter situation before law enforcement officer arrive on the scene.

School Parade Participation Guidelines

Student participation in school parades is a long standing tradition, which can vary from marching bands to a group of walking students and/or staff to the parading of homecoming queens and kings and student constructed floats.  While parades serve as an important community event and inspirational activity for students, it is very important to recognize the risks associated with this type of event.

Lead Testing of Drinking Water in California Schools
Lead Testing of Drinking Water in California Schools

In an effort to further safeguard California's water quality, K-12 schools in the state can receive free testing for lead.  

Resources for Supporting Transgender Students
Resources for Supporting Transgender Students

The U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, and the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights have jointly released a “Dear Colleague” letter and a document titled “Examples of Policies and Emerging Practices for Supporting Transgender Students.  These documents are intended to provide schools with the information needed to protect all student’s, but particularly transgender student’s, rights under Title IX.  US Department of Education Guidance

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Training available online
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Training available online

The Basic Course required for annual pest management training is now available online.  Those using pesticides in schools are required to take the Healthy Schools Act training now available through the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.

For other links are resources, visit our IPM page.

Playground Fall Material
Playground Fall Material

School is back in session and the playground is active again.  It is time to start regular inspections and maintenance.  Since most injuries on playground equipment are the result of falls to the ground, ample fall material is essential.